Cirences­ter con­tin­gent bat­tle through to fin­ish marathon test

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

THERE were some fine Cirences­ter AC per­for­mances at the Ch­ester Marathon.

Caro­line Buck ran with a bro­ken toe, Lisa Stevens with a re­cent wed­ding be­hind her and Martin Croucher need­ing to qual­ify for his umpteenth Com­rades Marathon.

Liza Dar­roch, de­spite stom­ach cramps, won a Na­tional gold medal/ CAC age group record and Ru­pert Ch­es­more bat­tled a groin strain to set a CAC age group record.

Re­sults: 634 Martin Croucher 3.26.32, 713 Dan Finchett 3.29.43, 1118 Kate Sack­ett 3.47.50, 1445 Lisa Stevens 3.59.25, 1517 Caro­line Buck 4.01.22, 1552 Rachel Ranger 4.02.54, 1579 Jo Roberts 4.04.41, 1613 Ru­pert Ch­es­more 4.06.51, 1964 Liza Dar­roch 4.24.58, 2258 Gary Wood 4.41.49.

In the Bournemout­h Marathon, Rachel Bar­row just missed her five­hour tar­get (5:05.31) whilst Paul Bar­row (6:32.10) was de­lighted to fin­ish what might be his last marathon.

Si­mon Camp­bell was eighth in 1:22.57 in the Crick­lade half marathon with Neil Cor­biere 11th in 1:24.33 while Lee Lawrence set a very good time of 1:32.08 to fin­ish 32nd.

Rachel Jones, in her first half, did 2:13.43, then same time Karen Carter and club chair­man Pam Wheeler while Re­becca Col­lier and Les­ley Hins­ley ran 1.57.04.

Dave Bell won the Crick­lade 10k in 32.24 whilst So­phie Chud­ley made it a Ciren dou­ble as first lady home and first FV35 in 39.37.

David Wright is also hav­ing a won­der­ful sea­son and he came in sev­enth in 38.24 and was first V60 with Caro­line Cot­terell fin­ish­ing fourth lady in 44.27. Other re­sults: 18 Nick Hol­l­i­day 41.07, 26 James Wid­dow­son 44.24, 35 Gor­don Jones 46.07, 95 Bar­bara Thomas 53.52, 146 He­len Man­ners 59.27, 183 Nina Lawrence 1.04.34.

Tom Renton-rose fin­ished the Ox­ford half Marathon in 1.42.53 and Penny Grayson clocked 2.35.06.

Parkrun high­lights were a sec­ond lady fin­ish for Corinne Clark and a third for Caro­line Cot­terell.

Cirences­ter: 9 Sam Cook (J) 22.39, 27 Caro­line Cot­terell 25.35.

Swin­don: 16 Corinne Clark 20.34, 183 Bar­bara Thomas 27.34.

Chip­pen­ham: 18 Ol­lie Camp­bell (J) 21.54.

Col­ney Lane: 48 Alan Mca­dam 25.00, 79 Rachel Mca­dam 28.18.

Dave Bell won the Crick­lade 10k

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